by the Monks of New Skete. Hyperion. $16.99 This invigorating celebratory portrait of man’s love affair with the dog succinctly captures the very best of what the species is all about. Each entry, or meditation, is complemented with a photo illustrating its heart and soul. The authors begin with a quote from Ecclesiastes: 6:14-16: “A […]
When it comes to saving dogs’ lives, animal rescue has no boundaries for Ginger Luke of Seattle and Melissa Lingk of Tacoma. Both receive their share of angry e-mails for bringing in animals from far outside the Puget Sound area, fostering them and then finding “forever homes” for them.
OK, I admit it. I am a fitness freak, particularly when it comes to dogs. And when you see estimates that 40 percent of our canine population is overweight, it’s frightening. A dog is considered overweight, according to veterinarians, if it is 5 per cent to 19 percent above its ideal weight. An obese dog […]
An official publication of the American Kennel Club, Kennel Club Books, $29.95 This celebratory history of America’s premier dog registry is packaged beautifully with factoids, photos and detailed weave of growth and change. Nicely crafted in a historical fashion from its roots of 12 sportsmen from 14 clubs who met in Philadelphia in 1884 to […]
by Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery. Little, Brown & Co. for Young Readers, $17.99 This inspiring and passionate volume is designed for children, but it will capture the heart of adults, too. The centerpieces are Nubs, a German shepherd/border collie, and Dennis, a Marine serving a second tour of duty in Iraq […]
by Elise Lufkin, photographs by Diana Walker, Skyhorse Publishing. $19.95 Nicely crafted in the owners’ words, 53 rags-to-riches vignettes mix despair and exhilaration while showcasing the incredible role animals can play in our everyday lives. This is all about owners saving pets’ lives and dogs repaying those same owners by becoming solid partners on service-and […]